Quotations:

I am with you always until the end of this world - Jesus (Matthew 28:20).

Preach the Word in season and out of season reproving, rebuking or advising always with patience and providing instructions (2 Timothy 4:2).

Do not fear, Mary, for God has looked kindly on you (Luke 1:30).

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. - G. K. Chesterton

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

My Gospel Reflections for Friday April 25 John 16:15-20

Mk 16:15-20
Jesus appeared to the Eleven and said to them: “Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved; whoever does not believe will be condemned. These signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will drive out demons,they will speak new languages. They will pick up serpents with their hands, and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not harm them. They will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” Then the Lord Jesus, after he spoke to them, was taken up into heaven and took his seat at the right hand of God. But they went forth and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the word through accompanying signs.

My Reflections:
The commissioning of the eleven disciples by Jesus to go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel is still being undertaken at this very moment by the ordained ministers of the church. This is also being followed to the latter by selfless workers in God’s vineyard.

It’s so easy to remain in our comfort zones and be numb of the needs of our fellowmen and just live the lifestyle that we want. Then when we are at the sunset of our lives God will ask us if we’ve made a difference in others lives. We will not be able to answer for the reason that we’ve done nothing. We’ve been so selfish with our time, energy and treasures. As Christians this is not where God wants us to be.

God wants us to spread the good news in our own little way, he wants us to proclaim our faith not necessarily by words. If we can proclaim our faith thru our actions that would be much better since actions speaks volumes than words.

Have you shared the gospel of God?

Have you done something that has lifted the sagging spirit of a broken person?

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